Why on Earth are you still a Lutheran?


Memoirs of a heretic

by : Norm Habel

Pages : 122
Publisher : Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions : 148mm x 210mm
IBSN : 9780994264503

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Norm Habel is an Australian, an Earth child and a Lutheran who has survived accusations of heresy many times in his life. Why on Earth are you still a Lutheran? is not quite an autobiography. After all, Habel is many more things than a Lutheran – a family man, a social justice advocate, an amateur ecologist and a poet – but still a Lutheran. The scenes from his experiences are not an effort to define being a Lutheran in any official or unofficial sense. Rather, in telling his story, he searches for that elusive something that persists in his faith – the mystery behind the Lutheran jargon that has cluttered his world and battered his brain. For Norm Habel, Lutheran wisdom means reading life from a distance, reading the landscape as a sacred text, and reading the Sacred Text without biased biblical blinkers. He invites you to follow his journey, to explore anew the complex question of identity – whether you are an Australian farmer or a Brooklyn pastor, a politician from PNG or a Dalit from India.

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Dimensions 148 × 210 mm



Norm Habel


Morning Star Publishing


148mm x 210mm



About the author

Norman Habel is a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University. He has a Wendish Lutheran background and has long been exploring the boundaries of his faith in the context of the Lutheran Church. These boundaries relate to interpretation of the Bible, the spirituality of Aboriginal peoples, the mystery of ecology and the Book of Nature. He has published studies in all of these areas.


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